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INTRODUCTION The world of authors has expanded significantly with the introduction of e-publishing. More and more writers are taking charge of their destiny, and are self publishing their titles. What this means is they are cutting out the "middle person" - the traditional publisher - and doing it themselves. Why? Self publishers have more control over their works They are not forced to work within the confines of arbitrary contract rules It gives them more freedom in terms of timing and distribution choices   But most importantly: Self publishing helps you, the author, make more money from your work than…
So, what do terrorists and suspense have to do with Thomaskirche, the East German city that's synonymous with majestic cathedrals and grandeurs basilicas? This 13th-century monastery, which boasts of tall roofs and high arched edifices, is where the 12 children of Johann Sebastian Bach, the famous music composer, and young Richard Wagner, were baptised. Thomaskirche is the place where Martin Luther once preached, heralding the arrival of Protestantism. Such are settings meant for peace, love and romance. So why would it now be the scene of the culmination of a gruesome international incident?   Why indeed? And that's exactly what…
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 02:43

On Deep Bachground: Bachfest Inspired Novel

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The historical city of Leipzig in Germany plays host to an event of great significance - Bachfest - each year. This glorious event, which celebrates the musical genius of one of Germany's most famous sons, composer J.S Bach, has been commemorated by the city since 1908. Also previously called Bach Weeks (Bachwochen) or Bach Days (Bachtage), Bachfest is today the highpoint for Leipzig and many revelers who come to witness it's festivities on deep Bachground. The event, which is filled with joyful and somber reflection of Bachs' accomplishments, attracts thousands of music lovers from all over the world. They come…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:36

On Deep Bachground

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Those of us that work hard and look forward to some well deserved time off, will surely empathize with American diplomat Mark Haines's plans for his vacation on deep Bachground.  The Bach festival in Germany is supposed to be a fun-filled, festive occasion to celebrate the life of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  And if you are aficionado of classical music, there's no where you'd rather be than right at Bachground, taking in the ambiance of Bachfest. Relaxing, and getting away from the humdrum of the office routine. But wait a minute! What's that they say about the best laid…
A powerful and gripping novel of havoc, murder, music and romance during the Bachfest Leipzig 2000 festival, now available in Kindle Edition and Paperback.    The Fast Fingers today announced the publication of a spellbinding new novel: On Deep Bachground, in the Fiction /Action thriller genre. The book, written by author Dan S. Terrell, is initially being released through Amazon Digital Services Inc. in Kindle Edition and Paperback, and is available to readers online immediately. Today's announcement also provided a sneak peek into the book's plot. In today's world of mass destruction, suicide bombings and terror, this novel is indeed very timely…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 22:25

Good Books Don't Start Selling: They need "Telling"!

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Yes...I said "TELLING!" Millions of good indie authors publish thousands of great books every year. Sadly, only a fraction of those excellent publications ever make it into the headlines. Most of them don't even breakeven on the cost of publication - forgotten and overlooked on book shelves all over. Why is that? GOOD BOOKS NEED TO BE TOLD ABOUT! If no one hears about your book, about how good it is, and about what a great story readers will miss if they don't read it, then how do you expect the book to sell? Without telling your target audience about…
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:55

A New Year's Must Read: Revival by Stephen King

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Stephen King's new book "Revival" is creating quite a stir.  In true King fashion, the novel explores many a dark side of human nature - from addiction to obsession, from faith, tragedy and hope, to death, curiosity and the hereafter. It's all captured  in explicit detail within the compelling pages of Revival. The hype Since November 11th, Revival's publishers (Simon & Schuster) have been doing a great job of promoting the new book. A unique approach has been to pre-release audio excerpts of the book. Narrated by the familiar voice of David Morse (The Green Mile), these audio trailers are…
Indie writers are like master chefs. They are initially inspired by a collection of great book ingredients that are commonly liked by a reading audience. Then, using their skills and talents, they start weaving those ingredients together to create a literary masterpiece. The question is: What do readers really look for in a book? Read on to learn about the basic ingredients that go into making an irresistible book. WHAT'S ON THE MENU? When you go out to dine at your favorite restaurant, whether you order from the buffet menu or a la carte, the satisfaction from the meal hinges…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:17

Prepping for 2015: How Indie Authors Can Get A Head Start

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It's true that the year 2014 has not yet passed into the history books. But the New Year is already on the horizon. While many Indie writers might want to rest a while and enjoy their laurels, savvy writers will do just the opposite: They'll start preparing for 2015 NOW! Read on to learn how you should start positioning yourself today, to reap the rewards that 2015 may have in store for you. POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR TOMORROW   Like all self-employed professionals, Indie writers cannot afford the luxury of waiting for opportunities to come knocking at their door. Here are…
Even before you fire up that word processor and start writing, there are certain decisions that you need to make that shouldn't be left to the end - about the books' published format. Don't confuse the published format with "formatting". They are two distinct things, yet both are closely interrelated. Read on to learn more. FORMAT VERSUS FORMATTING When publishers talk "format", they usually talk in terms of the width and the height of the physical book. In the publisher's lingo: A-format is 110mm wide and 178mm high B-format is 130mm wide and 198mm high C-format (also called Trade format…